Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gifts for the Designerd

Christmas Gifts for the Design Nerd Designerd via Delphine 2012Hey Santa, here are a few Christmas gift ideas for the designerd on your list.

1. Fonts from Myfonts.com because we can never (ever) have enough fonts  2. A big To Do notepad from KnockKnock because our work is never (ever) done  3. Day of the week washi tape so we can accessorize our day planner  4. A stripey Baggu bag for carrying all our art supplies  5. Cute colored pencils for sketching on the go  6. Rainbow of nail polish because just one color is boring  7. Let’s Make Some Great Art book to help bust through creative block  8. YSL lipstick to make us presentable for meetings  9. a FUNctional birdie letter opener for our desk   10. Warby Parker prescription sunglasses for looking cool at all times  11. Fancy sparkly feather bracelet with rope closure, so it doesn’t clack against the keyboard  12. a custom return address rubber stamp from Delphine for the love of snail mail  13. A Pantone Christmas ornament in a favorite color (PMS 377)  14. Mom Inc. book for brushing up on being a fabulous entrepreneur  15. A vintage typewriter in a fun color (preferably green). 

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Prop Closet Treasure: Vintage Office Supplies

Vintage stapler and Parker Quink Ink from DelphineI’m a sucker for vintage office supplies. I can’t get enough of the vintage packaging — the simplicity is charming. I like to pick stuff like this up at flea markets and Goodwill (and friends and family’s junk drawers) with the excuse of “oh, I can use this for a photo shoot.”

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Holla | Font Geek

Retro Font Holla ScriptI really like this retro font — it has a 1950s advertising feel and reminds me of all the awesome hand lettered signs around Charleston. Great news for all you font collectors out there: Holla is a free font!

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Gift Guide for the Little Ones

gift guid for kids via delphineChristmas shopping for the little ones is always the most fun! I love buying stuff for kids — brings out the kiddo in me, I guess. Here are some of my favorite holiday gifts for children:

1. Thumbprint Masterpieces   2. Lion Rucksack  3. Bird-o The Bird Stuffed Animal  4. Tattly Monster Tattoos  5. Play Canopy  6. Chalkboard Top Desk  7. Nerf Gun  8. Owl Slippers   9. Animal Faces Masks  10. Comic Book Kit  11. Bambi doll  12. Fox Puzzle 

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Gift Guide | For the Men in Your Life

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I think the hardest people to shop for on my holiday shopping list, hands down, are the guys. So for my first gift guide of the season I started with the toughest: Gifts for the Men in your life. I’ll admit there are a few things on this list I wouldn’t mind for myself ; )

1. iPhone case  // 2. Timex watch // 3. Need Supply Duffle bag // 4. Skeletool // 5. bull catchall tray // 6. Wood Sunglasses // 7. Headphones // 8. Stanley thermos

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Trend | Art Deco

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The Great Gatsby metallic book coverThe Art Deco trend is big on our radar here at the Delphine studio. We’re all just dying to see the new Gatsby movie.

Word is the release was pushed to Spring 2013 —boooo— so we’ll have to make due with re-reading (again) the book until then, and watching the 1974 film (again).

Top collage photos// Jenny Packham gown | roaring 20s wedding | 20s inspired wedding | vintage gramophone | shoulder necklace | 1920s headband | art deco inspired place setting | champagne | The Great Gatsby book

art deco trend via delphineTo get in the 1920s party mood, I rounded up a few key pieces to throw your own Art Deco inspired soirée:

1. Party Like It’s 1919 Earrings  2. Rosy-Cheeked Champagne Coupes  3. Moét & Chandon Champagne  4. The Dorothea Ring  5. Dustin Tumbler  6. Draped Swag Necklace  7. Alena Heels by Chrissie Morris  8. Embellished Pipali Dress  9. St. Germain Liqueur  10. Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Passion  11. Antique Engagement Ring  12. Gold Iron Mirror Tray

 

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Duke | Font Geek

font love duke via delphineI’m working on some fun new projects, including a bunch of informal invitations, and DUKE has really been put to work on the new stuff. The chiseled typeface by James T. Edmondson has a vintage vibe, kind of like my favorite dive bar. Another amazing font published by the geniuses at Lost Type. All designers get 100 percent of the donations their font receives. Yay for designers making mon-ay!!!! If you download the font (and you should) don’t forget to pay for it ; )

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Historic House | An East Coast Sea Cottage Color Palette

color palette historic house via delphineThese are the kind of colors I just didn’t see much back in SoCal … the coral door, paired with cool blue grey, chalk white and beige, with a hint of beach glass is a true East Coast beach cottage kind of color palette. We snapped this photo a few doors down from our studio. Love our little Elliotborough neighborhood — it’s full of inspiration.

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Wine and Cheese

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Chilly weather is the perfect time for casual get togethers with neighbors and friends. My parents are the ultimate hosts, and they taught me to always have some cheese, wine and crackers in the kitchen, so as to be prepared for guests at any time. The tip has served me well, and I’m looking forward to lots of impromptu happy hours at my place with my neighbors this winter.

Right now I use an old wood cutting board for serving, but it’s old in a scary did-you-find-that-in-a-dumpster way, not in a that-must-be-from-a-turn-of-the-century-estate-sale kind of way. I’d love to have a fancy slate board or a pretty wood serving paddle so I can serve in style (holiday elves, are you listening?). Also on my wish list is the darling juice glass caddy from Bixby & Ball — I’d use it for dips, cornichons, and olives.

Entertaining wish list, clockwise from Crate & Barrel Slate Board / Crate & Barrel Cheese Tool Set / Northern Natives Numbered Wood Coasters via Etsy / Yummy Saxelby Cheesmongers Choice / Orange & Pear Rams Head Knife Set / Crate & Barrel Acacia tree slice serving platter / West Elm Raw Wood Board /Bixby & Ball Juice Glass Caddy

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Hello, November

White Snowy Owl illustration by Delphine November 2012 Desk Calendar by DelphineHello, November! Good bye, hurricane season! Phew. So happy we dodged that terrible, terrible Sandy. My heart goes out to everyone affected. A survivor of a terrible storm myself, I really feel their pain. If you are able to donate to the Red Cross I highly encourage you to do so.

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